Terra Incognita Theater
Mythic echoes in a personal story. Memories of earliest loves, drama and loss.
Original text includes passages from Marcel Proust’s Swann’s Way. The material in this piece was developed by Isobel Roth in workshops led by Thomas Richards an Mario Biagini of The Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards. The current production has been supervised by Polina Klimovitskaya.
Applying it to the Pablo Neruda line “I want to do to you what spring does to the Cherry tree,” lines and layers repeat till words become raw sound and movement loses its structure. From this shambled space does raw sound becomes a song and movement manifests as a dance.
Decay and dissolution: from chaos the true composition is allowed to emerge.
Nicolas Noreña, Timothy Scott, and Hannah Gross
TELE-VISION: on spiritual displacement
A mystical romance, a ballet about human faced with the unknown and the awe, the fear and the mystical longing for union with that which is beyond understanding, be it death, exotic far off places, chance, or an intergalactic being.
Do spaces haunt people or do people haunt spaces?
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Polina Klimovitskaya, the founder and artistic director of Terra Incognita Theater, is an international master teacher and director who began her career in Moscow. Currently she teaches at Hunter College and Michael Howard Studio in New York and conducts annual workshops in Paris and Lisbon.
Isobel Rothis a member of Terra Incognita and has performed with them in the past three Soak Festivals. She is a member of the NYC Seed Group and has studied at the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards in Italy.
Kat Brown is a movement artist and writer based in New York. Informed by Jungian Authentic Movement and somatic practices her work approaches movement as a means to understand and embody symbolic language. Through long duration performance she also takes up the relationship between time and the body, this work is rooted in the idea that if time is a truth, it’s a truth of the body.
Hannah Gross, Timothy Scott and Nicolas Noreña started collaborating a year ago through the CAVE/LEIMAY residency program. They have presented FOUR FOURS at MoMA and are proud to share TELE-VISION: on spiritual displacement at SOAK
SOAK is supported, in part, by The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. SOAK and LEIMAY Ludus Training are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding for LEIMAY’s presenting program is given by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation.